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Announcements

2022 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment

October 1-15

It’s time to elect or update your benefits for 2022. (If you want to keep your current coverage for 2022 and change nothing, your current coverage will roll over to 2022. Exception: you must re-enroll in FSA and HSA each year.)

  • Health plans, health network options, health insurance co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles are the same as last year, with the addition of an extra broad network for BlueCross BlueShield. Health insurance premiums will increase slightly.
  • The DPPO provider will change from MetLife to Delta Dental, but premiums will decrease.
  • **NEW** Employees needing to make changes to their benefit selections may now visit memphis.edu/edison to access the State of Tennessee’s Edison system via single sign-on, using their UofM credentials (the same username and password you use to access the MyMemphis portal).
  • Visit Partners for Health for more information regarding enrollment opportunities.

Full Details can be found on the Annual Enrollment Website.

COVID-19 Exposure PosterCOVID-19 Exposure

Direct exposure is currently defined by the CDC as 15 minutes or more within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual. This flyer is separated into two flowcharts depending on the vaccination status of the individual. What it shows is that a vaccinated individual with an exposure but no symptoms should monitor symptoms while undergoing normal activities and remaining masked, but that an unvaccinated individual with an exposure but no symptoms should self-quarantine. I hope that providing you all with this information will aid your departments and yourselves in making safe and informed decisions.

All faculty and staff COVID-19 related exposures should be reported to Human Resources, hr_contact_tracing@memphis.edu or 901-678-3573. All student exposures should be reported to the deanofstudents@memphis.edu or 901-678-2187.

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COVID Vaccinations on Campus Information

In a continued effort to keep our campus and community safe, the University of Memphis is partnering with Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer vaccinations weekly to all faculty, staff and students through September 30. BMG will provide the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

Vaccinations will be on the first floor of the University Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

September 30 - Register >

Additional vaccination dates have been added for October:October 7 | 10 am-6 pm, Centennial Place - Register >
October 28 | 9 am-4 pm, University Center first floor - Register >

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. If you have already scheduled your second dose with BMG, you do not need to register again.

Faculty, staff and students who receive their vaccination at an on-campus event will be eligible to receive a Chick-fil-A meal coupon and select Tiger merchandise from our bookstore. To redeem, you must present your valid University ID and a copy of your CDC vaccination card from the campus location with that week's date.
 
For any questions regarding this vaccine distribution, please call 901.227.TEST (8378). In an effort to support our faculty and staff that have yet to be vaccinated, we are providing up to two hours of administrative leave for each dose. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

The University strongly encourages all on our campus to get vaccinated. As a public university in Tennessee, we are not able to require vaccination. That authority rests with the Governor and Tennessee Legislature.

COVID-19 testing is also available on campus. For testing details, vaccine information and the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.